Swimmers urged to take the plunge for charities

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SWIMMERS are being urged to dive in at Chapeltown Baths and support Swimathon.

Swimathon Weekend 2012 invites people to take the plunge and enjoy a fundraising swim in aid of charities Marie Curie Cancer Care and Sport Relief.

And Chapeltown Baths, in Burncross Road, is taking part for the fifth time in seven years.

Duncan Walker, baths manager, said: “Swimathon 2012 is a fantastic way to bring our community together, to raise money for charity and it also provides a great challenge. We are a non-profit organisation with charitable aims and therefore understand the need for fundraising.”

Olympic swimming gold medallist Duncan Goodhew, Swimathon Weekend president, said: “We all know sports such as swimming will enjoy their time in the limelight this year.

“2012 also being our 25th Anniversary year, we’d love to add to the half a million people who have taken part in the event so far, to dive into pools up and down the country.”

The event is at Chapeltown Baths on Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29.

For details and to register, visit www.swimathon.org